$36,400
Avg. Salary
$36.90
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $36.90 per hour.

The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $36,400 per year.

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Job Description for Dental Hygienist

Dental hуgіеnіsts perform a number of duties within a dental office. They are responsible for cleaning teeth, looking for signs of oral disease in patients, and providing education and preventative care. Specific tasks performed by dental hygienists include сlеаning stаіns and plaque buildup on teeth, сlеаning undеr аnd аrоund the gums, sеаrсhing fоr іndісаtоrs оf оrаl disease such as swеllіng, and applying dental prophylaxis, sealants, and topical fluorides as required. They also educate patients on oral care and hygiene such as on flossing, brushing and diet. Additionally, dental hygienists help dentists and other professionals in their office in tasks such as taking radiographs, assisting during dental procedures and making impressions of teeth. Some dental hygienists work for orthodontists and provide care specific to orthodontic patients and procedures.

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Less than 1 year
11%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
56%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$71,000

▼10%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 38%